Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation


Darrius Strong: “The Artist”

The Green Room

“The Artist” is a solo showcase performed by artistic director/choreographer Darrius Strong, in which he touches on layers and humanity of the person behind the artist. For Strong, movement is real and it acts as a language and sometimes as a therapeutic device. Overlapped with movement phrases, “The Artist” will also showcase other routine devices he uses throughout his day that tie to the continuous work he does to heal trauma in his body — aspects of the work that are very much read, true, and relatable to the human experience for many. We are not just one-sides, but we have many layers and dimensions to our identity.

2023 Memphis Concrète Festival

The Green Room

Experimental music festival presented by Memphis Concrète in collaboration with Crosstown Arts.

PRIZM Ensemble presents A Juneteenth Celebration

Crosstown Theater

Join PRIZM Ensemble for a free concert celebrating Juneteenth with wonderful choral, chamber, and orchestral music, featuring the Sensational Barnes Brothers.

Peter Janson

The Green Room

Growing up in Boston Massachusetts, Peter Janson listened to his father, an accomplished amateur guitarist, play solo guitar every day. Peter started playing by the age of seven, and starting doing pop gigs at age 15. For the last twenty-five years he has performed in venues large and small, much as a touring studio guitarist would - in a variety of styles; pop, rock, fusion, folk, Celtic, classical, and jazz. His sound is a melding of all these, and it presents as crossover jazz fusion.

The Crosstown Arts Film Series presents: HAPPY TOGETHER

Crosstown Theater

One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung as a couple traveling through Argentina and locked in a turbulent cycle of infatuation and destructive jealousy as they break up, make up, and fall apart again and again.

The Crosstown Arts Film Series presents: PARIS IS BURNING

Crosstown Theater

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene.

Anthony Q

The Green Room

In 2022, Anthony Q released his highly anticipated singles, “Cut Ties” and “No Handouts.” The singles showcased his growth as an artist and received widespread praise for his honesty, vulnerability, and artistic merit. With its soulful melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, and impeccable production, “Cut Ties” and “No Handouts” solidified Anthony Q’s position as a rising star in the R&B/hip-hop landscape as he became a viral sensation overnight.

Shoot & Splice: Screen Acting

Crosstown Theater

Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts are excited to present our next Shoot & Splice: Screen Acting hosted by Akono Dixon. Akono will lead a presentation and discussion on the craft of acting; from building a character and working with a director, to script analysis, auditioning technique, and more. A Memphis native, Akono is a rising filmmaker with credits including DOLEMITE IS MY NAME, EUPHORIA, and the lead role in the upcoming Hallmark film, SPRING BREAKTHROUGH directed by Mykelti Williamson. 

Pat Bianchi with the Ted Ludwig Trio

The Green Room

Grammy-nominated organist, winner of DownBeat magazine’s 2016 rising star poll and Hot Housemagazine’s 2019 poll, Pat Bianchi has established himself as one of the premier organists on the international scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity and versatility are rivaled by few.

Folk All Y’all: Mary Gauthier with Jamiee Harris

The Green Room

As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has used her art once again to traverse the uncharted waters of the past few years. Her eleventh album, the first record in over 8 years consisting of all her own songs, Dark Enough to See the Stars, follows the profound antidote to trauma, Rifles & Rosary Beads, her 2018 collaborative work with wounded Iraq war veterans. It garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, as well as a nomination for Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Publication of her first book, the illuminating Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, in 2021, amplified the specific yet relatable world view that makes her work beloved. 

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300